Category: Features

Iran’s Official Figures Indicate Alarming Unemployment Rate Later This Year

The official unemployment rate has reached 27 percent among young Iranians and over 40 percent among university graduates, says Omid Ali Parsai, chairman of the Iranian Statistical Center. Parsai added that some 550 thousand jobs have been created in Iran […]

Iran’s Judiciary Pushed To Act On Labor Activist’s Torture Case

A day after the Iranian Parliament announced it would investigate claims of torture by a labor activist following strikes at the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane industrial complex, judiciary head Sadeq Amoli Larijani said he has called for an independent body […]

Iran MP In Unprecedented Speech Calls For Major Change In Foreign Policy

A member of Iran’s parliament says the country’s foreign policy has “a lot of unneeded costs” and these can “leave us paralyzed on the streets of Tehran”. Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi on Sunday in an unprecedented speech before the start of […]

For peace, progress, and prosperity in 2019!

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Britain’s leading trade union calls for the release of imprisoned trade unionists in Iran!

Unite the union statement condemning the arrests of striking Iranian steelworkers and the Iranian government oppression of trade unions. UNITE stands in full solidarity with the Iranian steelworkers of INSIG Ahvaz and the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Complex in their recent […]

Lawrence Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with Iraq; It’s Happening Again with Iran

Fifteen years ago, Secretary of State General Colin Powell gave a speech to the United Nations arguing for war with Iraq, saying the evidence was clear: Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. It was a speech Powell would later […]

More than 40 striking steelworkers detained in Iran

19.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the government of Iran to condemn to the arrest of more than 40 striking workers at the Ahvaz Steel complex, in brutal raids at their homes on 17 and 18 December. About 31 […]

TUC calls Iranian government to account for wide scale union oppression

19 Dec 2018 The TUC denounces the actions of the Iranian government and their continually campaign of oppression against trade unionists, students and activists across Iran.  The TUC expresses deep solidarity with the workers of INSIG Ahvaz and the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Complex in […]

Solidarity organisation calls for support for workers protests

19th December 2018 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called upon trade unions in the UK and globally to support the nearly six-week-long strike of steelworkers in Iran, protesting against […]

Union activists tortured in Iran as strike wave spreads

06.12.2018 A wave of strike action across the province of Khuzestan has led to the arrest and torture of leading activists. Workers at the Iran National Steel plant in Ahvaz have taken strike action on several occasions over the past […]